Your gums are more than just tissue that holds your teeth in place. Your gums are an essential part of your oral health and how your smile looks. However, sometimes your gums can grow in ways that hide or obstructs your smile. This can make you feel embarrassed and stop you from flashing your smile as proudly. Everyone deserves to have the smile they want, and that’s why gum recontouring exists. Let’s take a look at what gum recontouring is and how it can help a gummy smile.
Understanding Gum Contouring
Gum recontouring is the altering of the gum tissue to make some sort of cosmetic change. While there are different methods used to achieve this, the most popular is laser gum recontouring. A soft tissue laser is used to remove gum tissue with surgical precision and minimal damage. Lasers immediately sterilize any treated areas as well. Then you’re left with a beautiful smile without all the excess gum tissue after everything has healed.
Does it Hurt?
Traditional gum recontouring with a scalpel can be considered painful and leaves open wounds. However, laser gum recontouring is a minimally invasive procedure that seals any wounds as it goes. This reduces discomfort, decreases swelling, reduces healing time, and greatly lowers the risk of infection.
How Long Does it Take?
Laser Gum Recontouring can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The procedure length is entirely dependent on the extent of the work. The process will be longer the more gum tissue that needs to be removed. Your provider will discuss the length of the procedure with you.
Getting Rid of a Gummy Smile
Having your gums get in the way of your smile can put a damper on your confidence. Here at Drs of Smiles, we provide laser gum recontouring to achieve the smile you deserve. Our team believes in achieving your smile goals in a safe, effective, and comfortable manner. Our staff uses state-of-the-art technology and training to make sure we go above and beyond for your treatment. If you’re ready to ditch the gummy smile, then contact Drs of Smiles at 480-834-6991 today.